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May 30, 2024

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Top Toys: Ages 3 & Older

Barbie Hello Dream House

Barbie Hello Dreamhouse
Mattel | | $299.99 | Ages 6 and older
Barbie has an awesome new high-tech smart home that’s WiFi enabled complete with speech recognition — it knows more than 100 voice commands. The house reacts when a doll steps into a room, and your child can tell the house to turn on lights, play music, change modes of play and more.

Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart

Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Care Cart
Just Play | | $49.99 | Ages 3 and older
Your child can be part of the care team with this fun cart filled with supplies for taking care of stuffed animals. Sounds, interactive features and accompanying toys make this rolling cart fun for your Doc McStuffins fan.

Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar

Fisher-Price | | $50 | Ages 3 – 6
By arranging and rearranging the Code-a-pillar’s segments, your child’s imagination can make him move in different paths. It encourages kids to develop their problem-solving, planning, sequencing and critical thinking skills. The segments are easy to connect, and kids can have fun figuring out how to make it reach specific targets.

Wow-Wee Coji Robot

Coji the Coding Robot
Wowwee | | $59.99 | Ages 4 – 7
A great toy promoting STEM skills, Coji teaches kids programming using emoji language. Kids can play with or without the app, and the robot’s motions and sounds are fun and will entertain for a long time. By programming a set of commands, Coji moves around, makes sounds and displays emojis on his screen.

American Girl Wellie Wishers American Girl Carrot

Wellie Wishers Willa
American Girl | | $60 | Ages 5 and older
This 14.5-inch doll is much like the originals, but sized for younger girls. Willa comes in a fashionable outfit, headband, red wellie boots and more. There are more dolls to choose from, too. You can purchase Carrot & Hutch (sold separately; $42) so she has a friend to feed and love.

PLAYMOBIL Large City Zoo

Large City Zoo
Playmobil | | $49.99 | Ages 4 – 10
The newest addition to Playmobil’s City Life collection, the zoo includes seven figures, two adult lions and one cub, two adult and four baby penguins, a peacock, fencing, cash register, wheelbarrow with meat, fish with bucket, baby stroller, mouse, postcards and lots of accessories for hours of imaginative play.

FurReal Friends Torch Dragon

Furreal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon
Hasbro | | $79.99 | Ages 4 and older
This adorable baby dragon is sure to captivate your child Torch makes more than 50 sounds; touch the charm on his chest to make him roar and breathe out a colored mist replicating flames. He even “toasts” his own marshmallow treat!


Hogwild | | $10.95 each | Ages 6 and older
Pull the rip cord on these five-inch characters for up to 50 feet of vertical take-off. Prepare for touchdown as the hovering heads prepare to land. Eight different styles and heads can mix and match to form new crazy characters.


Imaginext DC Super Hero Flight City
Fisher-Price | | $79.99 | Ages 4 and older
One side’s Gotham city, one side’s Metropolis, all sides are fun. The playset has four different “power pads” so super heros can take flight. It’s the perfect kind of toy to see beneath the tree on Christmas morning.


Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall
Zoomer | | $69 | Ages 3 and older
He’s a cute and interactive pup that loves to go on heroic missions. From the Paw Patrol show, Zoomer Marshall can say 150+ phrases and sounds when you press his head and he does tricks, too!


LEGO City Fire Engine
The Lego Group | | $49.99 | Ages 5 and older
Build and take apart this cool fire truck and imagine a fire-fighting adventure. The ladder rotates, and the set includes a female fire fighter and two male fighter mini-figures.


Max and Friends Cliff Climber
Jakks Pacific | | $59.99 | Ages 6 and older
Unbelievably, this tough toy can pull up to 100 pounds making it super fun for attaching things and watching it work! It’s built for climbing, though, so put something in its way and over it goes! Cliff also talks and makes sound effects.


Gemmies Design Studio
Tech 4 Kids | | $24.99 | Ages 8 and older
Girls love making pretty baubles and these crystals are just the thing. Clip them to elastic rings and join them to completed ones to make 3-D sparkly creations. The set comes with more than 500 pieces for hours of fun.

Just Play The Lion Guard Lair

The Lion Guard Training Lair Play Set
Just Play | | $59.99 | Ages 3 and older
This play set stands more than three feet tall. It’s packed with lights and sounds with 15 different interactive features that spin, lift and more to keep your child playing all day. Comes complete with Kion and Janja figures, too.

Shopkins Food Court

Shopkins Kinstructions Deluxe Set Food Court
The Bridge Direct | | $34.99 | Ages 6 and older
Shopkins are still all the rage with kids. They’re like collecting cards, but much cuter … and teeny tiny! Now, your child who loves them and who also loves to build will enjoy putting together this set to play with their little Shopkins with. It features a pizza parlor and sushi restaurant and comes with popular Shopkins characters. What’s cool about this set is that it’s also compatible with other major brand construction sets. So, the building styles are endless!

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